Mental and biophysical terrains of biodiversity : conservation of oak woodland on family forest Public Deposited

http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/concern/graduate_thesis_or_dissertations/xp68kk32r

Descriptions

Attribute NameValues
Creator
Abstract or Summary
  • This research analyzes how family forest owners conceptualize biodiversity in one high-conservation value area of oak woodland in the Willamette Valley of Western Oregon. Oregon white oak (Quercus garyanna) woodland, one of the most biologically diverse ecotypes in the state of Oregon, is in decline. Much of the oak ecotype occurs on the lands of family forest owners. Understanding owners' conceptions of biodiversity is important for the conservation of this important resource. Theories from sociology, social psychology, and policy analysis argue that information about people's knowledge and beliefs is important for understanding and influencing their behavior. This research explores the mental and biophysical terrains of owners' relationships with biodiversity. Through interdisciplinary methods - including concept mapping, in-depth interviews, property mapping and field reconnaissance - it explores the meanings that people give to biodiversity on their family properties. Findings indicate that 1) owners are knowledgeable about the key elements of biodiversity, and 2) their use of this knowledge in management reflects their beliefs about human relationships with nature and external market constraints.
Resource Type
Date Available
Date Issued
Degree Level
Degree Name
Degree Field
Degree Grantor
Commencement Year
Advisor
Committee Member
Academic Affiliation
Non-Academic Affiliation
Subject
Rights Statement
Language
Digitization Specifications
  • Master files scanned at 600 ppi (256 Grayscale, 24-bit Color) using Capture Perfect 3.0 on a Canon DR-9080C in TIF format. PDF derivative scanned at 300 ppi (256 B&W, 24-bit Color), using Capture Perfect 3.0, on a Canon DR-9080C. CVista PdfCompressor 4.0 was used for pdf compression and textual OCR.
Replaces
Additional Information
  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Patricia Black(patricia.black@oregonstate.edu) on 2009-09-24T14:06:12Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1 FischerAlexandraPaige2003.pdf: 987764 bytes, checksum: 60128c632750b5ecee0298a91be748a0 (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Patricia Black(patricia.black@oregonstate.edu) on 2009-09-24T14:14:32Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1 FischerAlexandraPaige2003.pdf: 987764 bytes, checksum: 60128c632750b5ecee0298a91be748a0 (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Made available in DSpace on 2009-09-24T14:14:32Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1 FischerAlexandraPaige2003.pdf: 987764 bytes, checksum: 60128c632750b5ecee0298a91be748a0 (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Submitted by Eric Hepler (ehscanner@gmail.com) on 2009-09-23T23:50:35Z No. of bitstreams: 1 FischerAlexandraPaige2003.pdf: 987764 bytes, checksum: 60128c632750b5ecee0298a91be748a0 (MD5)

Relationships

In Administrative Set:
Last modified: 08/14/2017

Downloadable Content

Download PDF
Citations:

EndNote | Zotero | Mendeley

Items